I am new to this board and looking for some guidance on upgrading my CIPD membership from Graduate to Chartered status.
I completed an MSc in Personnel Mgt which included the CIPD qualification about 6 years ago but couldn't get a job in HR at the time. Since then I have worked for a small company in the finanicial industry in a technical capacity however over the years I have often had to carry out various HR duties. Six months ago my role within the company changed and I have taken on the role of Office Manager. As a result I am keen to grab every opportunity I can to take on the Hr role so I can gain experience, improve my knowledge and upgrade my CIPD.
As it stands I (think) I feel confident in handling the Payroll, and general Hr matters such as holiday calcs, maternity leave, job advertising, however I do feel that I miss having a more experienced /knowledeable HR Manager to offer advice or their experience. - In the past the Hr function was previously handled by the Director (often in his rather unique style!) or forwaded to the solictor for employment law advice
Can anyone offer me some guidance on what kind of things the CPD assessor is looking for? or point me in the direction of some helpful resources.
Your expert advice would be a huge help to this somewhat clueless newby!
If you're a member of the CIPD, you will also have access to their 'Communities', which, if you haven't already seen it, offers a similar service to HR Space for CIPD members. You can ask questions, get advice, and get a great deal of support - probably ideal for someone in your current position. See http://www.cipd.co.uk/community
Also, I would recommend you contact your local CIPD branch who will probably hold 'upgrading clinics', providing advice to people just like you. To upgrade to Chartered membership, you usually need to be able to show evidence of being involved in people management for at least 3 years (though not necessarily as a manager). See http://www.cipd.co.uk/branches
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